The first weekend of August is bustling with activity at the peak of the summer in Aroostook County! Here are some options to help make it memorable and fun:

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The 160th Northern Maine Fair continues through Saturday.  The fair is packed full of exhibits, games, rides, harness racing, shows, live music, food and fun. It's all happening at the fairgrounds in Presque Isle. Download the fair brochure here.

Presque Isle’s First Friday Art Walk has been going strong for four full years now.  Enjoy live music and art displays at a number of shops, cafes and galleries in the downtown area between 5 and 9 p.m.  Tasty food and good company.  Click here for the full line-up.

Presque Isle Public Safety Department invites you and your family to enjoy a Free Movie at Riverside Park Friday evening. This week's feature is "Ever After."  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and some refreshments. The movie will get started on the big inflatable screen shortly after 8:30 p.m.

The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery presents the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition BFA14, featuring selected works created by graduating UMPI art students. You're invited to a special reception during Presque Isle's First Friday Art Walk, Friday from 5-7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Summer Theatrewill perform Moliere’s “The Learned Ladies” at Fox Auditorium on the UMFK campus.  The cast includes community members of all ages. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m., with a matinee performance Sunday at 2:00. The show is approximately 90 minutes long. Tickets are $10 at the door. Admission is free for UMFK students with valid ID.


The Nordic Trail Festival is going on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Nordic Heritage Sport Club in Presque Isle. The club is hosting a celebration of community, trails and lifestyle. Tackle the trails for a day of running or biking; relax and take part in various events. Enjoy live music, games, contests, food, racing, and the awesome trails of the Nordic Heritage Center. For more details, Visit


The Easton Little School is having a fundraising sale Saturday from 9-5. A wide assortment of items will be available. (No clothing or electronics) The sale takes place inside the historic Easton Little School on Station Street. All items are priced to sell for a donation.

Limestone Class of 2015 is sponsoring a 4-Person Golf Scramble at Phairways at Limestone Country Club on Saturday. The cost is $120 per team.  Cash prizes will be awarded, including $5000 for a hole-in-one. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with a shotgun start at 9:00.  For cart reservations and more details, call Phairways at Limestone Country Club at 328-7277.

There will be a Trash and Treasure Sale on Saturday from 9-3 at the John Millar Civic Center in Houlton. Free admission. Items for sale include yard sale items, homemade food, antiques, collectibles, handmade crafts, primitives, body products, jewelry, and much more! For more information, call  532-1313.

Island Falls Summerfest continues through the weekend. A 4K Walk/5K Run will be held Saturday to benefit the Agape Pantry. The Kids' Run starts at 8:45 a.m. Walk/Run starts at 9:00 at Island Falls Municipal Building.  Other Saturday events include laser tag, Alumni Banquet and fireworks.  The Summerfest Parade will be held Sunday at 1:00 followed by a Barbecue.

The Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Caribou is holding its annual Chicken BarbecueSaturday from 10 to 3. Half a chicken with special BBQ sauce, beans, salads, rolls, dessert and beverage. Cost is $12. Eat at church picnic area or get it to go. At the Corner of Sweden and Prospect Streets in Caribou.

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Scorchfest is going on at the Houlton Rollerama Saturday from 5-9 p.m., featuring several rap and heavy metal groups. The event is chemical-free and open to all ages. Doors open at 4. The cost is $5 at the door.   Proceeds go to the Houlton Humane Society.  Check out Scorchfest on Facebook.

The American Legion in Eagle Lake is hosting a Benefit Spaghetti Supper and a Benefit Dance for Nancy Bouchard on Saturday.  Supper will be served between 4 and 6 p.m. The cost is $8, ($5 for kids 6-12, FREE for Kids 5 & under).  The dance is from 8 to midnight. Admission is $5 per person.

Many thanks to Mark Shea and the offugo outdoor calendar.

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